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Synonyms for hesitate

be reluctant

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Synonyms for hesitate

to be irresolute in acting or doing

Synonyms for hesitate

pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing

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He paused, hesitated, and then turned away and walked slowly the length of the room.
Bellegarde had hesitated a moment, and while he hesitated Newman's attentive glance had grown somewhat eager.
She hesitated, cast her eyes over the front of the house, marked that a light burnt in one small window upon an upper floor, and pushed the door open.
Rodney evidently hesitated as to the course he should pursue, but seeing Katharine at the door, he exclaimed:
She is--" He seemed about to describe her, and he hesitated for a long time.
I remember a long gallery of rusting stands of arms, and how I hesitated between my crowbar and a hatchet or a sword.
Then Trent, who had more faults than most men, but who hated bad language, looked at the back of the photograph, and, shuddering, hesitated no longer.
Monty hesitated, half made up his mind to throw away three cards, then put one upon the table.
Dolly hesitated for a little while, and somewhat emboldened by his manner, said at last, 'Well then, sir.
Dolly hesitated again, and not being able to decide upon any other course of action, burst into tears.
This question embarrassed me, for certainly Captain Farragut might not have hesitated.
I have hesitated some time," continued the commander; "nothing obliged me to show you hospitality.
I have hesitated," said he, "but I have thought that my interest might be reconciled with that pity to which every human being has a right.
Her companions first set about fully reviving her with a little liquor, and then Sir Francis narrated to her what had passed, dwelling upon the courage with which Phileas Fogg had not hesitated to risk his life to save her, and recounting the happy sequel of the venture, the result of Passepartout's rash idea.
Don't allow your team members to lose because you hesitated to tackle.